Saturday, February 17, 2007

Home again, home again

My hear husband (and some helpers from church) moved all of our furniture from our old house to the new house this morning, and this last week, Hubs diligently brought over all of the decorations and accessories. We've been living in the new house for about two months now, but since the old house was being staged to sell, most of our things were left there.

It is amazing how much of a difference a couple of bookshelves and OUR books make. The walls are still white (ok, pale yellow), but it really makes it feel so much more homey. My decor style is anything but sterile, so the white/empty thing has really been a challenge for me.

Even with our belongings here, it will still be very empty. We've gained 1200 square feet in this home, so our furniture doesn't go too far. I don't want to just fill it up with STUFF, but would like a few things to make it more warm and inviting...just normal feeling. I'd really like a coffee table, an area rug, and one or two recliners - but not too overly-stuffed - that's just not our style.

I'm hoping and trying to get some of these things on Craigslist. I love craigslist. I do. I love that you can find anything, and that it's not a game like on ebay. We have bought and sold a lot of stuff on craigstlist before - probably sold more than we've bought. Amen to that! I've realized today that this will be a lesson in patience, disappointment, and heartbreak. Already, we fell in love with an area rug (and matching runner) that was beautiful and perfect, and we were one person too late. Same with a perfect coffee table. I tend to get too attached too soon.

And so we will wait and see how the Lord provides. God brought us to this house, and I'm guessing He planned that it would have at least some furniture. I'm hoping that the perfect things will appear on craigstlist, or at least on sale somewhere.

1 comment:

udandi said...

I love craigslist, too, it is how I bought my table and chairs and de-cluttered my parents' extra furniture.